Profile – Colin Breavington

Colin Breavington

Profile Summary

Colin has broad experience, including delivering: operational transformation, digital programmes and transformation, and interim management. He is a confident board level leader with an exceptional track record in delivering results.

He has experience working in all stages of a company from new start ups, through SME growth and in multi-national organisations. This gives Colin a unique understanding of business stage cycles, and so, he is able to help early stage companies make the right decision early on, to reduce challenges later on during the growth cycle and to help make exits smoother.

Having also worked across multiple sectors, Colin can provide a broad perspective; he can bring a wide range of tools and experience to any situation.

He has successfully led and delivered programmes of change. He has extensive experience at liaising with internal teams and third parties to ensure that expectations are established and met. The programmes Colin has led, have helped companies achieved rapid growth or reversed the performance of declining businesses.

Throughout his career, Colin has been involved in multiple mergers and acquisitions contributing to successful outcomes, including people and systems integrations.

Having managed hundreds of people, Colin is an exceptional leader who can inspire teams and stakeholders, allowing him to set expectations, manage conflict and deliver outstanding results on time.

As a mentor to others, Colin continues to support individuals throughout the their career- this is a part of Colin’s life that he takes very seriously.

Commercial Qualifications

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) (Scrum Alliance)
  • (EU GDPR) Foundation and Practitioner (Knowledge Academy)
  • Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) (Knowledge Academy)
  • Certified Salesforce Advanced Administrator (ADM 211)
  • Certified Salesforce Administrator (AMD 201)
  • Certified Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant


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    Experienced at all Company Stages

    New Start-up Companies

    SME Growth Companies

    Multinational Companies

    See project and career history below or details.

    Full Career Experience

    Board Level Experience

    Credentially (New Start-up)
    COO – March 2021 – Present

    Tempest Resourcing (SME Growth)
    Programme Delivery & Digital Transformation – Aug 2019  to Mar 2021
    Interim COO –  Mar 2020 to Mar 2021

    Landmark Information Group: SearchFlow & ETSOS (DMGT) (SME Growth)
    Director of Operations –  Jul 2015 to Nov 2017

    Fotolia /Adobe Systems (Multinational)
    Head of Global Sales, Fotolia & Adobe Stock – Feb 2015 to Oct2015
    Head of Global Sales Operations, Fotolia –  Mar 2014 to Feb 2015 (Webdadi/Datography) (SME Growth)
    Interim Managing Director – Aug 2012 to Jun 2014

    Consultant/Contract and Advisory Experience

    Tempest Resourcing
    Business Advisor – March 2021 to present

    Apsida Life Sciences (New Start-up)
    Advisor to the Board – Mar 2020 to Mar 2021

    Upsilon Global (New Start-up)
    Advisor to the Board – Mar 2020 to Mar 2021

    Paragon Locums (New Start-up)
    Advisor to the Board – Mar 2020 to Mar 2021

    Service Octopus (New Start-up)
    Product Advisory Board – Nov 2017 to May 2018

    Tes Global (Multinational)
    Principal Consultant – Dec 2017 to Jul 2019
    Sales Operations & Strategy Consultant – Sep 2017 to Dec 2017

    Other Experience

    Adobe Systems (Multinational)
    Salesforce Consultant – December 2017
    Adobe Salesforce Consultant – Oct 2016 to Feb 2017

    Landmark Information Group (DMGT) (SME Growth)
    Commercial Development – Oct 2016 to Nov 2017
    Operational Advisor to the Millar & Bryce Board of Directors – Feb 2016

    Zoopla Property Group (SME Growth)
    Consultant (Transitional) – Jun 2012 to Aug 2012

    Daily Mail Group Trust (Digital Property Group/Zoopla) (SME Growth)
    Business Intelligence & Sales Operations Manager – Sep 2010 to Aug 2012
    Telesales Manager – Nov 2008 – Sep 2010
    Sales Executive & Business Development Manager – Dec 2005 to Oct 2008

    Ad-hoc consulting

    GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group)
    Council Member – Mar 2017 to 2020

    Consultant – September 2018

    Ridgetop Research
    Consultant – Jul 2016 – Feb 2017